Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology, 36474 [2014-15094]

Download as PDF 36474 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a meeting of a privacy multistakeholder process concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology on July 24, 2014. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. See Supplementary Information for details. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Verdi, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–8238; email jverdi@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On February 23, 2012, the White House released Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (the ‘‘Privacy Blueprint’’).1 The Privacy Blueprint directs NTIA to convene multistakeholder processes to develop legally enforceable codes of conduct that specify how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies in specific business contexts.2 On December 3, 2013, NTIA announced that it would convene a multistakeholder process with the goal of developing a code of conduct to protect consumers’ privacy and promote trust regarding facial recognition technology in the commercial context.3 On February 6, wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 The Privacy Blueprint is available at http:// www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacyfinal.pdf. 2 Id. 3 NTIA, Facial Recognition Technology, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/privacymultistakeholder-process-facial-recognitiontechnology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 2014, NTIA convened the first meeting of the multistakeholder process, followed by additional meetings through June 2014. Matters to Be Considered: The July 24, 2014 meeting is a continuation of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions concerning facial recognition technology. Stakeholders will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to develop a code of conduct regarding facial recognition technology. The July 24, 2014 meeting will build on stakeholders’ previous work. More information about stakeholders’ work is available at: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ other-publication/2014/privacymultistakeholder-process-facialrecognition-technology. Time and Date: NTIA will convene a meeting of the privacy multistakeholder process regarding facial recognition technology on July 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting date and time are subject to change. The meeting is subject to cancelation if stakeholders complete their work developing a code of conduct. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2014/privacymultistakeholder-process-facialrecognition-technology, for the most current information. Place: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20006. The location of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otherpublication/2014/privacymultistakeholder-process-facialrecognition-technology, for the most current information. Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482–8238 or jverdi@ ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. The meeting will also be webcast. Requests for realtime captioning of the webcast or other auxiliary aids should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482–8238 or jverdi@ ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webcast to participate remotely in the meeting through a moderated conference bridge, including polling functionality. Access details for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to NTIA’s Web site, http:// www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/ PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2013/privacy-multistakeholder-processfacial-recognition-technology, for the most current information. Dated: June 24, 2014. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Multistakeholder Process To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code of 
Conduct Concerning Facial Recognition Technology

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will convene a meeting of a privacy multistakeholder process 
concerning the commercial use of facial recognition technology on July 
24, 2014.

DATES: The meeting will be held on July 24, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 
p.m., Eastern Time. See Supplementary Information for details.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American 
Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Verdi, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-8238; email jverdi@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002; email press@ntia.doc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: On February 23, 2012, the White House released Consumer 
Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy 
and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (the ``Privacy 
Blueprint'').\1\ The Privacy Blueprint directs NTIA to convene 
multistakeholder processes to develop legally enforceable codes of 
conduct that specify how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies in 
specific business contexts.\2\ On December 3, 2013, NTIA announced that 
it would convene a multistakeholder process with the goal of developing 
a code of conduct to protect consumers' privacy and promote trust 
regarding facial recognition technology in the commercial context.\3\ 
On February 6, 2014, NTIA convened the first meeting of the 
multistakeholder process, followed by additional meetings through June 
2014.
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    \1\ The Privacy Blueprint is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf.
    \2\ Id.
    \3\ NTIA, Facial Recognition Technology, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/privacy-multistakeholder-process-facial-recognition-technology.
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    Matters to Be Considered: The July 24, 2014 meeting is a 
continuation of a series of NTIA-convened multistakeholder discussions 
concerning facial recognition technology. Stakeholders will engage in 
an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to develop a code of 
conduct regarding facial recognition technology. The July 24, 2014 
meeting will build on stakeholders' previous work. More information 
about stakeholders' work is available at: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/privacy-multistakeholder-process-facial-recognition-technology.
    Time and Date: NTIA will convene a meeting of the privacy 
multistakeholder process regarding facial recognition technology on 
July 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting 
date and time are subject to change. The meeting is subject to 
cancelation if stakeholders complete their work developing a code of 
conduct. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/privacy-multistakeholder-process-facial-recognition-technology, for the most current information.
    Place: The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the American 
Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20006. The location of the meeting is subject to change. Please refer 
to NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/privacy-multistakeholder-process-facial-recognition-technology, for the 
most current information.
    Other Information: The meeting is open to the public and the press. 
The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482-8238 or 
jverdi@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to the 
meeting. The meeting will also be webcast. Requests for real-time 
captioning of the webcast or other auxiliary aids should be directed to 
John Verdi at (202) 482-8238 or jverdi@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) 
business days prior to the meeting. There will be an opportunity for 
stakeholders viewing the webcast to participate remotely in the meeting 
through a moderated conference bridge, including polling functionality. 
Access details for the meeting are subject to change. Please refer to 
NTIA's Web site, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2013/privacy-multistakeholder-process-facial-recognition-technology, for the 
most current information.

    Dated: June 24, 2014.
Kathy Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
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